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  • College of Podiatry announces new Post-Nominal to reflect name change After a discussion and decision at our Council meeting, the new post nominal for the College of Podiatry is confirmed as MCPod. Read more. 23 October 2018
  • HCPC Chair of Council vacancy The HCPC are seeking to appoint a Chair of Council. You will have experience of providing strong non-executive leadership and be able to uphold the principles of transparency and accountability in all of the HCPC's activities. 17 October 2018
  • #ISeeTheDifference at What Career London The #ISeeTheDifference campaign went to the What Career Live event in London over the 12th and 13th October, to showcase the benefits of a career in the Allied Health Professions (AHPs), and signpost attendees to the www.iseethedifference.co.uk website where more information on the professions and course details can be found. 16 October 2018
  • AHPs Day blog Today is AHPs day, when we recognize the contribution of all 14 allied health professions to the UK's health services. 15 October 2018
  • Non-medical Prescribing: Updated guidance for members The College of Podiatry has recently updated its practice guidance for members who are independent prescribers, this document is available for those to whom it is relevant. Find out more. 09 October 2018
  • Focused Ultrasound Courses at AECC University College Recently CASE (Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education) has been unable to re-accredit four Focused Ultrasound Courses at AECC University College including the Podiatry Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course. We advise those currently undertaking the focus course at AECC to contact the course leader. The CoP Ultrasound in Podiatry Specialist Advisory Group Committee, including representation from CASE, are meeting and will provide a further update and recommendations for members as soon as pos 09 October 2018
  • I see the difference Inspire a new generation to study podiatry, learn to help patients stay independent, active and healthy, and so improve quality of life. The #ISeeTheDifference campaign is now live. ISeeTheDifference.co.uk/podiatry. Find out more. 26 September 2018
  • College of Podiatry attends TUC in Manchester The College of Podiatry was well represented at this year' s TUC in Manchester. The TUC overwhelmingly agreed with our motions seeking support and better training for Podiatrists and other AHPS who face violence and intimidation when caring for prisoners inside jails. Our motion calling on the TUC and other unions to seek further improvements on pay in the NHS also supported by every union that attended. Full review here. 26 September 2018
  • Office for Students funded campaign launches This September the College of Podiatry, in partnership with the Office for Students, will launch a digital marketing campaign to raise awareness of, and promote careers in podiatry and three other Allied Health Professions, Orthoptics, Prosthetics and Orthotics and Therapeutic Radiography. 26 September 2018
  • The College of Podiatry - update on next steps with our name change Following the decisive vote at the AGM in June to change our name, the appropriate legal changes have been made and the name of our organisation and trade union is now legally The College of Podiatry. Our website 'domain' name has now also been changed to www.cop.org.uk and we will be updating references on the site from the Society to the College of Podiatry. 26 September 2018
  • HCPC launches consultation on changes to registration fees The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has launched a consultation on proposals to increase the registration fees it charges. In the consultation, the HCPC is proposing an increase in the renewal fee from £90 to £106 per year, with a similar level of increases to the other fees it charges. 24 September 2018
  • HCPC seeks Fitness to Practise Panel Members The Health and Care Professions Council is seeking podiatrists to undertake the role of Fitness to Practise (FTP) panel member for the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service. The HCPTS is the fitness to practise adjudication service of the HCPC. Panels hear and determine cases on behalf of the HCPTS's three Practice Committees: the Investigating Committee, Conduct and Competence and Health Committees. Find out more. 19 September 2018
  • College of Podiatry members in Wales resoundingly voted YES The College of Podiatry has today declared the result of its ballot of NHS members in Wales on the 3 year pay offer recently made by the Welsh Government. 17 September 2018
  • Clinical survey exploring current vascular assessment techniques Chance to input on our national vascular survey and ethics approved study. 17 September 2018
  • Statement on OSGO from the College of Podiatry We regret having to take the decision to not have OSGO as one of the exhibitors at this year's annual College of Podiatry Conference. We did not take this decision lightly. 04 September 2018
  • NHS Scotland Pay Ballot result The College of Podiatry today announced the result of its ballot of NHS members in Scotland on the three year pay offer recently made by the Scottish Government. 17 August 2018
  • New Podiatry Outreach Officer The College of Podiatry is delighted to welcome Rachel Middleton into the new role of part time Podiatry Outreach Officer which has been funded as part of the Strategic Interventions in Health Education Disciplines (SIHED) Programme by the Office for Students. The Podiatry Outreach Officer will join the SIHED team to design, develop and deliver a programme of outreach events and activities to inspire the next generation of podiatry students. 13 August 2018
  • NHS Wales pay ballot Due to circumstances beyond our control we have postponed the NHS Wales pay ballot to ensure that members in Wales have the full information available to them before they vote. 13 August 2018
  • The NHS staff council working in partnership Framework agreement on the proposed reform of Agenda for Change 21 March 2018 Revised for NHS Wales 2 July 2018 03 August 2018
  • Survey: How do podiatrists in the UK promote foot self-care and support positive behaviour change in patients with diabetes? This survey is being run by Chloe Egan, who is conducting this National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded Masters in Clinical Research at Coventry University. 31 July 2018
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